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Fibre Channel Really Is Dead
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, MellanoxCommentary
Ethernet has overcome the problems that prevented converged compute and storage networks, speeding the demise of Fibre Channel.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox,
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IT Certifications Guaranteed To Boost Your Career
Network Computing Editors, Education
Certifications can help advance your IT career and get you a raise. These certifications in specialties like cloud, virtualization, and systems engineering from AWS, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft and others are among the highest in demand.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Ethernet Roadmap: A Raft Of New Speeds
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The Ethernet Alliance's new roadmap charts out an ambitious path for the networking technology to meet increasing data center demands.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Meet The IT Rock Stars
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
Say hello to the brightest and friendliest Interop speakers, either in person or online.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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3D NAND Goes Mainstream
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Joint flash memory ventures Intel-Micron and Toshiba-SanDisk are overcoming the limitations of conventional planar flash memory by going 3D.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Staying Ahead Of The Data Deluge
Alex Patent, VP, Global Infrastructure Architecture Leader, NielsenCommentary
Data is core to Nielsen's business. Here's how the company is transforming its IT environment to tackle the data explosion.
By Alex Patent VP, Global Infrastructure Architecture Leader, Nielsen,
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12 Must-See Presentations At Interop Las Vegas
Network Computing Editors,
This year's Interop conference is jam-packed with learning opportunities. Here are a dozen educational sessions you won't want to miss.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Will Containers Sink The All-Flash Array?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
All-flash arrays are touted as solutions for virtual desktop deployments and big data, but virtual containers and Docker could undercut that.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Erasure Coding To The Rescue
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
As an alternative to RAID, erasure coding offers better protection with less compute time and solves the drive rebuild problem.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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2015 Best of Interop Finalists: 27 Groundbreaking Products
Network Computing Editors,
Check out the finalists in this year's Best of Interop awards, which honors innovation in nine technology categories including networking, security and storage.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Networking Survival Guide: 8 Essential Rules
Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWinds
The enterprise network isn't getting any simpler, but following these important guidelines will help IT pros implement, maintain, and improve even the most complex networking environment.
By Leon Adato Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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Budgeting For Flash
Lazarus Vekiarides, CTO & Co-Founder, ClearSky DataCommentary
Flash is fast, but expensive. Ask these three questions to make sure your flash storage investment makes sense for your data lifecycle needs.
By Lazarus Vekiarides CTO & Co-Founder, ClearSky Data,
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VMware VSAN: Reality Vs. Hype
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
VMware's Virtual SAN is touted for its performance, lower cost and scalability, but emerging trends such as white-box storage undercut those claims.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Legacy IT Vendors & The AWS Fear Factor
Colm Keegan, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
The popularity of Amazon Web Services, along with SaaS, means that traditional IT vendors must transform themselves in order to remain relevant in the new cloud era.
By Colm Keegan Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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What's Hot In Networking: 7 Key Trends
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
From SDN and network automation to IPv6 and 802.11ac, the big trends in the networking industry demand your attention, and you can find them at Interop Las Vegas.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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SDS & Hyperconvergence: Sense & Nonsense
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Howard Marks uncovers the meaning behind software-defined storage, how hyperconvergence fits in, and where these technologies make sense -- and don't.
By Howard Marks ,
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Backup Appliances: 5 Considerations
Robbie Wright, Virtualization & Cloud Computing Strategist, CommVaultCommentary
Appliances in your backup infrastructure can help save you time and money. Weigh these issues to ensure you choose the right one for your business.
By Robbie Wright Virtualization & Cloud Computing Strategist, CommVault,
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Hybrid Cloud Storage Challenges
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Moving to a hybrid model helps address security and compliance concerns, but comes with problems such as data synchronization and WAN latency.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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SanDisk InfiniFlash: Just A Bunch Of Flash
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
SanDisk's new storage appliance targets hyper-scale data centers with an emphasis on record-setting density and low cost, but isn't really an all-flash array.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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All-Flash Vs. Hybrid Storage Arrays: Which Is Better?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Second-generation all-flash arrays have overcome previous limitations and are surpassing hybrid arrays as an enterprise storage option.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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